Spotlight On: Saiwa Healing Arts

It was her own anxiety that led Lauren Haimelin Carter to embark on a career healing others. As a student at the State University of New York in New Paltz, being an overachiever had its limits. When she came back from studying abroad in Spain in 2002, a doctor diagnosed the now-41-year-old with anxiety. “IContinue reading “Spotlight On: Saiwa Healing Arts”

Spotlight On: Hudson Valley’s Dr. Denise Morett

As people begin to embrace a post COVID normal, Hudson Valley psychologist Dr. Denise Morett gives her take on having a balanced mind. Dr. Morett practices bioenergetic medicine, which emphasizes how one’s mental state impacts energy. “Everything is energy and affects energy,” she said via email. “Not just having ‘energy’ to take actions, but whereContinue reading “Spotlight On: Hudson Valley’s Dr. Denise Morett”

Spotlight on: Dr. Roseann of Ridgefield

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge knew from a young age she had a calling to help children. “As I went to school, I saw the impact that could have on kids,” she said. Years later, when she had a psychotherapy and pharmacology practice, she saw her young patient bouncing off the walls. She knew she had toContinue reading “Spotlight on: Dr. Roseann of Ridgefield”

NYU Bioethics Expert Discusses Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy remains an issue among conservatives across the United States, according to the latest Morning Consult poll. With 45.1 percent of the country fully vaccinated against COVID-19, rates for some conservative-leaning states are lower than the national average. This comes as the Delta variant poses an ominous threat of case increases, especially in vulnerableContinue reading “NYU Bioethics Expert Discusses Vaccine Hesitancy”

Rare brain disorder changes family’s perspective

When their son Eli received the diagnosis of a rare brain disorder in September 2019, time stopped for parents Scott and Ilissa Reich. Once the initial shock dissolved, they dove headfirst into finding a cure. Eli, 2, has FOX G1 Syndrome, a condition that causes severe cognitive impairment. Symptoms include nonverbal communication, immobility and seizures.Continue reading “Rare brain disorder changes family’s perspective”

Reflecting on HIV/AIDS 40 Years Later

Forty years ago, the Center for Disease Control released the first report of a disease that would later become known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. In light of this historical moment, the community relations director of the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization reflects. Krishna Stone, 62, volunteered for GMHC, or Gay Men’s HealthContinue reading “Reflecting on HIV/AIDS 40 Years Later”

Spotlight on: Theta Spring Hypnosis

One experience in hypnosis therapy was all it took for New York native Alexandra Janelli to leave her environmental consulting career behind. Janelli founded a practice called Theta Spring Hypnosis after moving to Chicago in 2010, inspired by a hypnotherapist she saw a few years earlier to address a finger biting habit and relationship issues.Continue reading “Spotlight on: Theta Spring Hypnosis”

Spotlight on: The SourceNY Wellness Center

At The Source NY, you will find yourself welcome to the sight of connecting with your inner self. While the Poughkeepsie-based wellness center boasts massage facilities, meditation and yoga, its main feature is the Aura-Soma Studio. Meaning light and body, Aura-Soma is a Kabbalist-inspired treatment that uses light and colors to help people heal fromContinue reading “Spotlight on: The SourceNY Wellness Center”

Retired Teacher Shares Agoraphobia Story

For Mental Health Awareness Month, locals are sharing their personal mental health stories Growing up in Queens, New York, Mark Dema dreamed of traveling abroad, but a fear of going away from home consumed him. In his 30s, he realized that fear had a name: agoraphobia. As a teacher in the Hudson Valley, he wouldContinue reading “Retired Teacher Shares Agoraphobia Story”

Assemblyman Gottfried Discusses New York Health Act

Since 1991, New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (NY-75) has fought for single-payer healthcare in the state. This year, he may get his chance. In the wake of the pandemic, the New York Health Act–which Gottfried has co-sponsored with Assemblyman Gustavo Rivera– is gaining momentum in Albany. Assemblyman Gottfried credits this mainly to the supermajorityContinue reading “Assemblyman Gottfried Discusses New York Health Act”